The Motions of the Moon - August 10th, 2019

The day-night cycle and the Moon lined up so that we will spend another full day within Sagitarrius before the moon enters into Capricorn. By now, we have entered into the flowing forth or separation period of of all the moon’s aspects but one.

A word about flowing forth or aporroia: this period occurs after an aspect has separated, until the planets have travelled fifteen degrees away from each other. Flowing forth can be likened to the period immediately after a large ceremony or meditation retreat:the physical work is over and everyone goes home, but inner work continues as the momentum of the whatever event or retreat is integrated into daily life.

For us, this means that we enter into a more reflective process, integrating the encounters that we had while the aspects were applying. It may indicate a simple dwindling in whatever was produced by the aspect, or some concluding event or interaction that brings what was brought up to a close.

The Moon-Sun trine, Moon-Venus trine, and Moon-Jupiter conjunction will all be flowing forth throughout the majority of the day. The moon-mars trine, on the otherhand, will not be. You may find yourself instilled very strongly with courage and emotional strength today - the sag moon and this aspect both speak to this. Additionally, just like yesterday you may find yourself surrounded by the more masculine people in your life, whether they are helping you move, providing support, or just hanging out.

At this point, Venus is quite thoroughly combust - just over a degree away from the sun. She will spend several days in this situation before she enters her cazimi period next week. Venus’ energy and power is quite literally eclipsed by the sun during this period. As such, her significations will begin to suffer. You may not get along as well with friends and romantic partners. The oil that greases the cogs of interpersonal interactions has been watered down.

The arts and artists will also suffer for a little bit. venus rules music, scultures, paintings, and the process of creativity itself. Creative types may find themselves lacking in artistic inspiration. You could take the combustion quite literally - don’t let your paintings near any open flames!

Especially Positive day for Native with:

  • Sun, Moon, Ascendantr in Leo or Sagittarius

  • Venus in Leo or Sagittarius

  • Jupiter in Sagittarius

Positive day for Natives with

  • Sun, moon, or Ascendant in Aquarius or Libra

  • Jupiter in Leo

Tricky day for natives with:

  • Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces

  •  Saturn in Cancer